210: Skip Novak // Expedition Sailing, Whitbread Race & Old School Navigation

2 Oct

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210: Skip Novak is a leader in the expedition sailing world, and his Pelagic expeditions based in Patagonia are world-class, and a huge inspiration to our business at 59 North with Isbjorn. Skip & Andy spoke about his career in the Whitbread Race, growing up in Chicago, building an expedition business, sailing with Magnus Olsson and much more.

Read more about Skip Novac and his expeditions on pelagic.co.uk

Show Notes:

 Copyright 2011 Pelagic

 Copyright 2011 Pelagic

The original tried and tested Pelagic constantly updated over the last 20 or so years.

 Photos from: http://www.pelagic.co.uk/fleet_pa.asp Copyright 2011 Pelagic

 Photos from: http://www.pelagic.co.uk/fleet_pa.asp Copyright 2011 Pelagic

Pelagic Australis was conceived as a successor to the present Pelagic which for the past 14 years has been based in Southern South America providing logistic support for adventure charters.

Videos by Skip Novac:

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  1. Jorge Bermudez

    one question I would have loved to hear him answer is how he has seen global warming manifest itself in that part of the world.

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